Category Archives: Global Studies

One trip a no-go, while other travel plans move forward

Earlier in the semester, I learned about two academic opportunities, both of which would lead to more first-time travel experiences. A trip to Los Angeles was for the purpose of attending this year’s AWP event, an Association of Writers & … Continue reading

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Favorite experiences in Ireland – Part 2

Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s shopping districts, was bustling with artistic displays and merchants selling colorful flowers. Its creative atmosphere is perfect for the statue honoring one of Ireland’s musicians, Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy. I’ve always liked their song … Continue reading

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Favorite experiences in Ireland – Part 1

Signs of Irish spirit have been popping up everywhere as a beloved holiday approaches once again. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m reflecting on so many great memories from my first trip to Ireland; I’d love to be there … Continue reading

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What I learned from my first international travel experience

Just as I wrote about preparing for the trip to Ireland, I also wanted to do so with a reflective post. Two weeks after we returned to Philly, my travel group met to discuss experiences from our time abroad. But … Continue reading

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Leaving Ireland with hopes to return

We had an early check-out time the next morning from Trinity College Dublin. Several campus students would be providing us with bagged up on-the-go breakfast: fruit, yogurt and juice boxes. Our group was scheduled to be at Lincoln Gate by … Continue reading

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Exploring beyond Dublin to the west of Ireland

The last full day in Ireland began early for myself and the two students with whom I stopped at a tourism office. We had to be at the Molly Malone statue, where it was temporarily moved in front Saint Andrew’s … Continue reading

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A short solo excursion in Dublin

My global studies group met in the conference center building for a final class session while abroad. In the first one, we discussed culture and its relevance to business. This time, we shared new insights and ideas for our business … Continue reading

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Business trips and plans for remaining free time in Ireland

Our time in Ireland would soon be coming to a close, although we still had some leisure time for exploring. A little bit of business came first on the agenda and our global studies group met just outside of campus … Continue reading

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Old books, more of Grafton Street and Dublin by bus

I started out the day going solo, returning to the Buttery for breakfast during which unexpected plans were made. As I sat with half of my food left to finish, one student, who had toured the old prison with myself … Continue reading

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Absorbing history at a brewery, prison and a very old pub

The next day began with a tour of the Guinness Storehouse, which was the first of several businesses we’d visit. I grabbed a taxi with one student and we were on our way. Talking with the driver, we learned about … Continue reading

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